Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 11

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• Joe Bell, 48, the cross-country trekker from Oregon who came through Steamboat Springs in early August on his mission to increase public understanding of the relationship between bullying and teen suicide, was struck and killed by a semitrailer late Wednesday afternoon while walking along U.S. Highway 40 in Kit Carson County. Trekker who came through Steamboat struck and killed by semitrailer

• District Attorney Brett Barkey put defense attorneys and accused felons on notice Thursday that plea offers going forward may no longer be the sweet deals they are used to. Routt County DA: Felony plea deals no longer will be bargains

• Bond has been set at $1 million for a 67-year-old man who is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl on four occasions in 2012. Man accused of sexually assaulting child

• The Colorado Mountain College board of trustees is in the process of discussing whether board President Glenn Davis was operating under a conflict of interest during severance negotiations with former CMC President Stan Jensen. CMC board tables conflict of interest discussion related to $500K severance package

• The first project to go through the city of Steamboat Springs’ new planned unit development process is a 3.25-acre parcel at Wildhorse Meadows that still is owned by some of the original partners from the 2006 plan for the larger area. Steamboat Planning Commission recommends custom zone district for Wildhorse parcel

• As Neeli Bendapudi said to start her keynote speech, to make every single member of your company see the world Through the Lens of the Customer is harder than open-heart surgery or rocket science. KU business school dean stresses empathy with customers at Economic Summit

• A Steamboat Springs Middle School football player was presented Thursday night with the inaugural Tony Award, which honors Nick Pagliaro, the eighth-grader who died in a car crash late last year. Steamboat teen who died in car crash memorialized through Tony Award

• On Saturday, Howelsen Hill will be the site of the fifth annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day from 9 a.m. to noon. The Yampa Valley Recycles group works under the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's umbrella to partner with a dozen sponsors to put on this event. Community Recycling Drop-Off Day is Saturday in Steamboat Springs

• Steamboat Springs' newest cycling amenity is coming on line as work wraps up on the Bear River Bike Park's jump lines, which were funded by the Bell Built grant Steamboat Springs won. Bear River Bike Park flying high as grant work wraps up

• The Sailors tennis team got a strong start from Ben Wharton at the state championship, but all seven Steamboat competitors are on the brink of elimination heading into Day Two. Sailors boys tennis on brink of elimination at state

Steamboat briefs: Election Forum is Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

Community Agriculture Alliance: Taking advantage of cultural heritage tourism opportunities

A Dog’s Eye View: Inside voice please

Rob Douglas: PTO: How much is too much?

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• Cowboy Brad Fitch will put on two tribute concerts to John Denver at the Chief Theater on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at All That Jazz or the door. John Denver to come to life at Steamboat Springs tribute concert

• Denver band Birch Street plays The Ghost Ranch on Friday. Denver band Birch Street to play Friday show in Steamboat

• The Tread of Pioneers Museum is featuring the Summer family as part of the Foundations of Steamboat series. Summer family highlighted in Foundations of Steamboat exhibit at Tread of Pioneers Museum

• Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Chris Evert had Martina Navratilova. The team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On” had the other team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On.” A good rivalry can push athletes to their peak or leave them to crash and burn, a pair of conditions that's very applicable for the two sportsmen of “Rush” as well as describing the quality of the movie itself. The Bock’s Office: Racing film ‘Rush’ spins out of control fast

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